Cortez

Downpours are welcome but won’t end the drought

With nearly three inches of rainfall recorded in Cortez last week, the city has exceeded average precipitation for the year. “We were way above normal for the month of August,” said local...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Convicted sex offender indicted

A convicted sex offender has been indicted on nine new felony counts of sexual assault on a child. The Montezuma County grand jury indicted Andrew Allmon, 55, of 600 N. State St. earlier this week,...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last, a good dose of rain

Tropical Storm Ivo stalled off the coast of the Baja Peninsula over the weekend, bringing some “nice local relief” in the form of rain to Cortez. “The storm brought a bunch of needed rain across...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eat, drink and be merry Food, wine, music fest on this weekend

The 11th Annual Mesa Verde Country Food, Wine & Art Festival will be uncorked this weekend in Cortez. On Friday, the festival features a gourmet experience during a winemaker’s dinner at Nero’s...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Cortez Sanitation District shelves rate study for now

Some Cortez Sanitation District customers could see their rates double, or even triple, when a new rate structure is adopted next year. CSD board chairman Dave Waters issued the warning of...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot-sale ban inches forward

The City of Cortez has opted to see how the state experiments with marijuana, proposing to adopt a temporary prohibition on recreational marijuana sales. In a wait-and-see mode, city council...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

When 'Dragon Lady' dropped into Cortez

When it comes to the history of the Cold War, most people know that the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall were landmark events. But a lesser known drama in the decades-long tensions between...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez signs on to health campaign

The City of Cortez is a leader in the state when it comes to promoting healthy eating and active living policies. Earlier this month, city leaders voted unanimously to join the HEAL Cities & Towns...

DATE: June 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City tightens rules for ‘temporary’ dwellings

Suddenly, an RV shows up in your neighbor’s backyard, and you think nothing of it. A week goes by, then a month and it is still there and someone is living in it. You start to wonder, “Who is...

DATE: May 31, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City with no definitive founding date can still celebrate 125th anniversary

Cortez residents can celebrate the community’s 125th anniversary this year. Early 1887 marks the time when pioneers scraped a town together on a sage flat and a dream in far Southwest Colorado.No....

DATE: March 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lines have been drawn

DENVER — Politics trumped geography Monday when a special state commission drew Telluride into Durango’s state House district in order to make elections more competitive.The more conservative town...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second Geer

Hot rods help father keep son’s memory alive

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News